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Island View House

Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This b&b is convenient for visiting Castletownbere and the Beara peninsula, but the rooms need updating and breakfast is only so-so. Not really worth the price at the moment. Very convenient though. OK for a one-night stay.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was very generous. Room was disappointing, dated and bed very small. Bathroom and room very clean. Location good with a short walk to town, though it's a little difficult to find. Had to keep curtains closed all the time for privacy as bedroom downstairs.

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Portland, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Greeted by both Dennis and his friendly pup Bruno, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were comfortable, bright, clean, and quiet, and Dennis' breakfasts were excellent. One afternoon after hiking, he treated all 17 of us to coffee and freshly baked Irish soda bread. He helped some figure out routing for side trips and others with genealogy. He... More

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New Jersey
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722 reviews 722 reviews
70 hotel reviews
692 helpful votes 692 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

It is a very friendly, comfortable, hospitable place. It is located at a narrow quiet street just parallel to the main street of the town. It is a good starting point close to the walking Beara peninsula trails. The rooms are simple and nice. The breakfast is excellent. The host is hospitable and friendly and his dog is playful. We... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Island View House will be our first choice if we return to Castletownbere. Denis Hanafin provides a great service here, whether for a holiday or an overnight business trip like ours. There are 11 rooms in this modern single-storied house overlooking the town, the harbour and Bere Island. There is ample free parking onsite, or it can be reached on... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice big breakfast in the morning to get you off on your way. The rooms were comfortable and the hosts were friendly. Bruno, the resident friendly lab will greet you like a long lost friend. Castletownbere is a quaint village with some great pubs and restaurants and Island View House is within walking distance to all of them.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed with Denis for 2 nights and we were very pleased with the rooms, bed, showers and food. You will get great service and the best view of Castletownbere harbor and the bay area. Bruno, the mascot, will greet you when you get out of the car, and he is a sweet natured dog. You are directly above the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed at Island View a total of 3 nights while walking the Beara Way (booked through Hillwalk Ireland). Denis is a wonderful host and chef - his delicious breakfasts kept me going on the long walks each day. The b&b is also aptly named, with stunning views of Bere Island! I definitely recommend staying here, you'll be greeted with... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

When we went up the little alley road, we both thought -- oh oh - this may not be good until we came to the front entrance of this B&B/guest house! Brian had us park around the back and take our luggage in the long way rather than deal with the front steps. We had the Dingle Suite and it... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Castletownbere on a very quiet Sunday afternoon. We later found out that most of the people in town were watching a rugby match, including Denis, Island View's friendly host. We felt bad for interrupting him, but he showed us to our room and took our breakfast orders for the next morning. The center of town is literally... More

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Address: Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Castletownbere
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